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Episode Three of The Long Dark Brings a New Perspective

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Episode Three of The Long Dark Brings a New Perspective

Choices matter in Crossroads Elegy, the third chapter in the Wintermute story.

We’re very excited to launch Crossroads Elegy, Episode Three of our Wintermute story mode on October 22, free for all owners of The Long Dark.

It’s been nearly 10 months since we released the Redux version of our Episodes One and Two, so we know fans are curious to know more about the story of Mackenzie and Astrid. What happened to Astrid once she escaped the convicts in Milton? How does her story overlap with Mackenzie’s? Will we find out more about the mysterious hardcase, and her reasons for risking the plane ride to remote Great Bear Island? What is happening in Perseverance Mills, and why is she so desperate to get there?

The Long Dark is known for being one of the most rigorous survival sandbox games available on PlayStation 4, but it also has a thoughtful narrative mode. In Episode Three, we get to see a different side of survival — Astrid isn’t only tending to her own survival needs, but, as a doctor, she has to make tough decisions about how far she’ll go to help other people survive.

She’ll have to use her skills as a doctor to diagnose survivors, and treat their injuries and afflictions if she’s going to keep them alive. She’ll explore the vast wilderness of Pleasant Valley, searching for the survivors of a terrible plane crash in the mountains. And she’ll tangle with our most dangerous wildlife yet — the Timberwolves — who work in packs and hunt you mercilessly unless you can break their morale.

It’s how the player’s survival choices interweave with the story of the survivors in Thomson’s Crossing that makes Episode Three a unique game within the survival genre — a truly narrative survival experience that builds on a foundation of sandbox gameplay over five years in the making.

In Episodes One and Two, we learned more about Great Bear, the mysterious Aurora, and experienced the first parts of the Wintermute story from Mackenzie’s point of view. We hope you enjoy stepping into Dr. Astrid Greenwood’s boots in Episode Three: Crossroads Elegy. See you in the Quiet Apocalypse!

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  • Do we know how many chapters this story will have? I ratger play straight through and binge, not wait months for each episode. The wait must be torture.

    • I am of similar mindset. Would rather wait for story to complete than play through within a week or two than wait months between chapters.

    • You may be waiting for awhile, unfortunately… the episodes come out agonizingly slow.

      That said, the core game is where the real game-play is at. You can spend well over 100+ hours just on the various modes and challenges.

  • extracrispy79

    I believe they have said there will be 5 chapters.

  • Finally those Pro enhancements are coming

  • iamtylerdurden1

    How are the trophies handled?

  • Finally, we get to see Astrid’s story. I’ve got a sinking feeling in my gut on how this ends… but can’t wait to find out.

    And seriously? Even tougher wolves? I just got used to being freight-trained by moose XD

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